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Radiolingo investigates all the ways language shapes our world and how our world shapes language. Hosted by Ahmed Ali Akbar, an audio... more

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That’s Amoré

We say love is love is love is love. And that’s true! But it’s also รัก if you’re Thai. Yêu... more

10 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
A Language Well Lived” (Language Lifecycle Part 2: Death)

Welcome to Part 2 of our Language Lifecycle series: what causes languages to become endangered, or even die? We’ll discuss... more

03 Jan 2023 · 29 minutes
Congrats! It’s a Language.” (Language Lifecycle Part 1: Birth)

Constructed Languages and New Languages In the first of our two part series on the life cycle of languages, we... more

20 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
Foul @#$%ing Language

What is the oldest swear word in English? Does swearing help manage pain? We bring you 6 fun lessons on... more

13 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Speaking of Gender

Gender and Language Language can reflect and reinforce gender expectations. Are there ways to make language more inclusive?

06 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
Lights! Camera! Translate!

From "Seinfeld" to "Squid Game", thanks to streaming, audiences worldwide have access to more TV shows and movies from other... more

29 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
What Accent?

How and why do we make assumptions based on the way people speak? What is considered “proper,” or “correct” language... more

22 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
What’s In A Name

Host Ahmed Ali Akbar has always had trouble getting people to say his name “correctly.” Why? This episode explores how... more

15 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
Introducing Radiolingo (coming November 15th)

From Crooked Media and Duolingo, this is Radiolingo, a new limited series that investigates all the ways language shapes our... more

31 Oct 2022 · 1 minute
That’s Amoré